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Hartford Stage Announces Cynthia Rider as New Managing Director
Shakespeare & Company Hosts Celebration of Life for Dennis Krausnick
Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Gala Line-up
WAM Theatre Announces 10th Anniversary Gala

Three Days in a Van with a Shakespeare Troupe: Daggers and Dunkin’ Donuts

Curtain’s Up on Summer as the Mac-Haydn Begins its 51st Season
Weston Playhouse Mourns the Passing of Founding Director Malcolm Ewen
Pre-season Previews by Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate

Hubbard Hall Honors WAMC’s Joe Donahue with Making Art & Community Happen Award

CATA and Five Other Berkshire Arts Groups Get Grants from Mass Cultural Council

Fulton-Montgomery Community College Announces New Associate Degree Program in Entertainment Technology

Ancram Opera House Awarded Two Major Grants

Berkshire Theatre Group’s Aim with “Shrek” Musical; All The World’s an Inclusive Stage

Letter: Lenox Missed the Point of a Positive Play

Slur in Lenox High School Play Prompts a Community Conversation on Inclusivity

How Lorraine Hansberry Wrote “A Raisin in the Sun”

Capital Rep Sets Three Records in One Season

Silverthorne Theater Co-Founder Lucinda Kidder to Retire at End of 2019 Season

Winners Announced in Third Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards

WAM Theatre Celebrates Donations to Two Non-Profits

Chris Rohmann Looks at the Current Offerings of the National Theatre Live

Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park Returning to Pittsfield Common in August

When it Comes to Making Theater, Unpredictability Reigns at The Hat Factory

SNL Writer Sam Jay Stands Up for her Own Comedy Sunday in North Adams

Here Comes St. James Place’s First Weekend TheatreFest

Women of Excellence: Kat Koppett of MopCo

“Children of a Lesser God” Playwright Mark Medoff Dead at 79

WAM Theatre Announces Expansion of Theatre Leadership

The Volunteers of Community Theatre Deserve an Endless Ovation

More Theatre Talk Discussion of Oldcastle’s 2019 Season

Remembering Danny Michaelson

New Arts Center, The Foundry, Gets Ready for Its Debut in West Stockbridge
“Five Wise Guys” Celebrate Life’s Third Act

Albany Berkshire Ballet Founder & Artistic Director Madeline Cantarella Culpo to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

New England Public Radio & WGBY-TV in Springfield to Merge

Equity Actors Great Showcase for Local Talent

Local Theatre Costumers are Criminally Underappreciated

Chester Theatre Company Announces Appointment of Tara Franklin as Associate Artistic Director/Director of Education

Hubbard Hall Remembers Jini McNeice

Mark G. Auerbach interviews Berkshire Theatre Group CEO Kate Maguire.

Albany-Berkshire Ballet Looks Ahead and Back During 50th Anniversary Year

Theatre in the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley

Little Drama Queens, and Kings, Get Schooled by Theater Pros

Register Now for Creativity Connects: Arts Advocacy Day in Boston

Seth Rogovoy to Offer Live Summer 2019 Berkshire Cultiral Previews

WAM Theare Announces Beneficiary and Education Outreach for “Lady Randy”

Vandalism, Racist Graffiti Hit Oldcastle

Proctors Collaborative Social – Engaging Young Adults in the Arts

Local Berkshire Playwrights Taking on Big Projects, Part I

“Mockingbird” Producer Reconsiders, Letting Local Plays Go Forward

Legal Threats from Broadway’s “Mockingbird” Sink Productions Around the Country

Theater Voices Faces Final Curtain

Arts Sector Contributed $763.6 Billion to the Economy

Kate Maguire a Finalist for 2019 Commonwealth Award; Berkshire Eagle Awarded 2019 JFK Commonwealth Award

ANN Starring Jayne Atkinson to be Presented in Dallas & Washington, DC

Mt. Greylock High School Musical Director Preps for 20th Production

Bazaar Productions Returns to the Berkshires

Hubbard Hall Launches New Blog Focusing on Arts Issues

Seniors Take Center Stage in “Alleluia” and at WAM Theatre

Monica Bliss is Just Following her Calling

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 91st Season

Looking for Love on Berkshire Theatre Group’s Stages This Summer

Mark G Auerbach interviews Chester Theatre's Daniel Elihu Kramer and composer/sound designer Alexander Sovronsky

Bob & Sally Sugarman Discuss Shakespeare & Company’s 2019 Season

Tina Packer Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Shakespeare Theatre Association

Chester Theatre Company Announces New Artistic Undertaking Original Work Commissioned, New Play Program Launched

Kathleen Fyfe Named Board Chair of Universal Preservation Hall

Next Act for the Mohawk Theatre

MGM Springfield Poised to Take Over Management of Symphony Hall

Shakespeare & Company Pulls “The Strings of the Heart” for 2019 Season

Jackson Teeley of Ghostlit Rep Debuts New Musical at 54 Below

Berkshire Opera Festival Slates “Don Pasquale”

Barrington Stage Company Announce Stacey Rose as the Inaugural Winner of the Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award

Berkshire Museum Names New Executive Director

Albany’s Palace Theatre Refocusing Its Vision for the Future
WAM Theatre Appoints Four New Board Members

Oldcastle Eliminates Operations & Marketing Position

Alexander Sovronsky Talks About his Score for Indecent

Berkshire-Birthed American Son to be Filmed for Netflix

Ben Golub Named Marketing Operations Strategist for Proctors Collaborative
Small Business Success #43: Daniel Elihu Kramer & The Chester Theatre Company
Hartford Stage Announces Melia Bensussen as New Artistic Director
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Friends Purchase Drama Book Shop
Fellow Critic Suffers a Devastating Loss
Capital District Theatre Community Mourns Thomas Dalton Bambury
Barrington Stage Welcomes Richard Seltzer to Board of Trustees
Construction Underway at Universal Preservation Hall
Proctors Collaborative Announces New Leadership in Corporate Sponsorships
Bridge Street Theatre Announces 2019 Season
Dennis Krausnick, Founding Member of Shakespeare & Company, Dies at 76
CityStage Brings Down the Curtain
Yvonne Perry Joins Capital Rep as Associate Artist
Shakespeare & Company Announces 2019 Shakespeare Plays
WAM Theatre Makes Record Donation to Two Non-Profit Beneficiaries
Ntozake Shange, Pioneering Playwright, Poet, and Novelist, Dies at 70
Will Connecticut's Theaters Embrace the National Trend of Diversity?
Shakespeare & Company Announces New Board Members
Barrington Stage Announces Three Productions for 25th Anniversary Season
Roger Robinson, Tony Award-winning Actor with Berkshire Ties, Dead at 78
Stacie Mayette Barnes Departs Home Made Theater
Announcing the Winners of Dorset Theatre Festival's 5th Annual Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Contest
Five New Trustees Elected to Berkshire Museum Board
Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak Makes His Met Opera Debut with Samson et Dalila
Debra Jo Rupp Returns to the NYC Stage in Bekah Brunstetter's The Cake
Berkshire Theatre Group Continues to Impact Generations
Chester Theatre Company: The Little Theatre That Might
Holyoke's Victory Theatre Renovation Gets $13 Million Infusion of State Funds


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More Theatre Talk Podcast: Tina Packer on Shakespeare and Gender

More Theatre Talk Podcast:Interview with WTF 2018 Box Office Manager

Berkshire Native Michael Wartella Heads workshop Cast of Dion Musical “The Wanderer”

BTG’s Tarzan Brings High-Flying Community Theatre to The Colonial

How the New York Times is Harming Regional Theatre

The End of “The Royal Family of Broadway

Shakespeare & Company Holds Annual Gala

Dorset Theatre Festival Presents 2018 Summer Stars Celebration Gala

Shakespeare & Company Hosts ​Fourth of July Community Celebration and Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Barrington Stage Welcomes Charles Busch to Mr. Finn’s Cabaret

Weston Playhouse Announces Appointment of New Executive Artistic Director

Obituary for Lynne Haydn, Co-Founder of the Mac-Haydn Theatre

Barrington Stage Receives $85K Grant From the Shubert Foundation

Shakespeare & Company Receives $45,000 from Arts Midwest and National Endowment for the Arts

Jolyn Unruh Returns to the Stage as Prospero in GhostLit Adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Chris Rohmann’s Previews the Summer Theatre Scene in the Pioneer Valley

Proctors to Host Second Annual Capital Region Creative Economy Symposium June 21 & 22

2018 Tony Award Winners

Hartford Arts Venues Vie for Millennial Business

How to Watch or Stream the 2018 Tony Awards on June 10

Mahaiwe Offers Cultural Continuity in the Berkshires

ArtsBeat Radio: Mark G. Auerbach interviews Terrence Mann, Artistic Director of The Nutmeg Summer Series at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and David M. Lutken, star of Goodspeed Musicals’ “The Will Rogers Follies”

“The Royal Family of Broadway” at Barrington Stage Depicts Barrymore-like Clan

Nominations Announced for Connecticut Critics Circle Awards

NY Times Critics Pick 25 Best American Plays Since “Angels in America”

NEA Announces $348K Funding for Berkshire Cultural Institutions & Programs

Broadway Sets Box Office Record

Berkshire Magazine Interview with Kate Maguire

ArtsBeat Radio: Mark G. Auerbach Interviews Daniel Elihu Kramer and Graham Rowat

More Theatre Talk Podcast Interview with the Cast of “Damn Yankees” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

2018 Obie Award Winners Announced

Berkshire Theatre Festival celebrates 90 years in Stockbridge

Proctors to Replace MainStage Seats and Add New Hearing Loop System

ArtsBeat Radio Returns to Weekly Broadcasts on 89.5FM/WSKB on May 25

NY Times Cites Four Berkshire County Theatre Companies, Chester Theatre, and 4Freedoms Events in Bennington County

More Theatre Talk Podcast Interview with the Cast of “Morning After Grace” at Shakespeare & Company

Winners Announced for 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors

More Theatre Talk Podcast Interview with Crew Members from the Bennington College Production of The Seagull

Ancram Opera House’s Paul Ricciardi Receives Kennedy Center National Theater Education Award

Barrington Stage Company to Hold the Great Berkshire Bake Off June 10

Chester Theatre Company Awarded $44K Cultural Facilities Fund Grant

Mahaiwe to Receive $10,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

Barrington Stage Company Receives $10,000 NEA Art Works Grant in Support of “The Royal Family of Broadway”

Berkshire Community College Rededicates Theater to the Late Robert Boland

Fueling the WMass Creative Economy

Why Pay $100 and More for a Theater Ticket if You Sleep During the Performance?

More Theatre Talk Podcast Interview with Malcolm Ewen, Tim Fort & Steve Stettler about the Weston Playhouse’s 2018 Season

More Theatre Talk Podcast Interview with John Saunders about the Mac-Haydn Theatre’s 50th Anniversary Season

More Theatre Talk Podcast Interview with Eric Peterson on Oldcastle Theatre Company’s 2018 Season

More Theatre Talk Podcast Interview with Dina Janis, Will Rucker, Marissa Hutton & Ryan Koss abou the Dorset Theatre Festival’s 2018 Season

More Theatre Talk Podcast Interview with Nick Paleologos & Travis Daly on the Berkshire Theatre Groups 90th Anniversary Season

Berkshire Theatre Festival celebrates 90 years in Stockbridge

Dorset Theatre Festival Announces “Cry It Out” to Replace “I’m Not Rappaport”

BTG CEO Kate Maguire to Speak at Springfield Regional Chamber Event

Nominees Revealed for 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors

La MaMa to Receive 2018 Regional Theatre Tony

2018 Tony Award Nominees

2018 Drama Desk Award Nominees

2018 Lucile Lortel Award Nominees

2018 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominees

NEA Chairman Jane Chu Will Step Down in June

Berkshire Native Joey LaBrasca Makes his Broadway Debut in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” (Watch for him at 1:39 in this video.)

Three on the Aisle: You’ve Got Questions? We Have Answers!

More Theatre Talk Podcast Interview with Antonello Di Benedetto and Kate Hyde of the Williamstown Theatre Festival

More Theatre Talk Podcast Interview with Kristen van Ginhoven about WAM Theatre’s 9th Season

Playwright Lauren Gunderson Wins Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award

Berkshire Theatre Group Honored as “Employer of the Year” for “Providing Valuable Employment Opportunities for the Members of Berkshire Pathways”

Hartford Stage to Embark Upon Final Phase of Theatre Renovations

Here’s how Worcester plans to use $11M and three performing arts venues to transform Main Street

Mumbet Story to be Filmed in the Berkshires

PODCAST: Valley Advocate Critic Chris Rohman Talks About Criticism and What He Loves Most About the Theatre

Valley Advocate Critic Chris Rohman Writes About Directing Tartuffe

Michael McCord Joins Proctors as Capital Campaigns Director

Members of the American Theatre Critics Association were invited to participate in Intersections Summit a conference organized by Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

Patrick White is All About Action

Universal Preservation Hall Poised to be Community Living Room for Saratoga Springs

Capital Repertory Theatre Announces New Home for 2019 on Livingston Square

Mahaiwe Receives Support from Feigenbaum Foundation and Berkshire Bank 

Congratulations to Vashti Mompoint, who appeared in the 2017 Dorset Theatre Festival production of “The Legend of Georgia McBride, named to YesBroadway’s 40 Under 40

Proctors Adds Five New Board Members  

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces the Addition of Nicholas Paleologos as Executive Director

More Theatre Talk Podcast Interview with Steve Stettler about the Weston Playhouse 2018 Season

Harvey Schmidt, Composer of The Fantasticks, Dead at 88

by Robert Simonson

Harvey Schmidt, who earned his shining spot in theatre history as composer of the longest-running musical ever, The Fantasticks, died February 28 at age 88…More

Photo Coverage: COMPANY & HELLO DOLLY Tie For Best Musical at Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards

by Stephen Sorokoff   Nov. 7, 2017

There weren’t any klieg lamps lighting up the sky outside of Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage last night but excitement was definitely in the air as the Berkshire Theatre Awards were handed … More

Arts Beat Extra: Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards Presented November 6

by Mark G. Auerbach

The Berkshire Theatre Critics Association presented its 2nd annual Berkshire Theatre Awards on November 6, at Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, MA.   More

Broadway Bound “Children of a Lesser God,”
Aaron Tveit, Lora Lee Gayer and More Among 207 Berkshire Theatre Award Nominees

Eighty Nominees Vie for 20 Berkshire Theatre Awards November 6

Photo coverage of 2016 Berkies by Stephen Sorokoff on BroadwayWorld.com

Julianne Boyd Caps Big Night with Special Berkies Honor

2016 Berkshire Theatre Award Nominees Announced

First Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards This Weekend; Debra Jo Rupp to Headline

Broadway Has Its Tonys, Now The Berkshires Have the Berkies

 





 

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